All Donor Profiles
Leslie and John Silverstein of Raleigh have volunteered for UNC Lineberger since 1988. That year, she and NCSU women’s basketball Coach Kay Yow were diagnosed with breast cancer, and Leslie underwent a mastectomy.
After spending a year working in a school in Mexico City, Russ and Jackie Beecher were in the midst of planning to move back to the United States in time for their son’s wedding when they found themselves in the doctor’s office.
UNC’s Women’s Field Hockey team partnered with UNC Lineberger on a year-long project to raise awareness of cancer risk and, in particular, skin cancer.
Six-year-old Maddie Moore launched the Drink the Pink Project as part of Turn the Town Pink.
The “Corona Cares” program was initiated in 2005 by Crown Imports and local wholesalers to benefit sick kids and their families at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Thanks to the advocacy of Raleigh-based Long Beverage, Inc., the 2010 program raised more than $90,000 in North Carolina for patient and family support programs at the N.C. Cancer Hospital.
Tina Shaban, BSN, RN, OCN, is the manager of the Patient and Family Resource Center at the N.C. Cancer Hospital. She has a passion for oncology nursing and helping patients and families as they face cancer.
Bosom Buddies began in 2005 at the Weddington Swim & Racquet Club in Matthews, NC and has been held annually.
After being diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the age of 23, Emily Bright of Greenville, NC decided to get off the couch and started running.
Golfers Against Cancer (GAC) is a national charitable organization that was founded in 1997 by Bobby Jones and a group of Houston golfers who lost several of their close golfing buddies to cancer.
When Dr. Jim Sink of Chapel Hill first walked through the N.C. Cancer Hospital, it did not take him long to zero in on the pediatric oncology clinic as a destination for his philanthropic support.
As health care professionals, Gerald and Mary Arney’s appreciation of UNC Lineberger is multidimensional.
Like many people, David and Jenny Routh of Chapel Hill don’t know anyone who hasn’t been touched by cancer.
Tar Heel fans with a plan
After starting at UNC with $100 and a partial baseball scholarship, Benton F. “Sonny” Clifton worked his way through school while playing both baseball and soccer, and graduated in 1955, giving him a solid foundation for an outstanding career in health and physical education and then in business. He and his wife, Shirley, always wanted to give back to UNC, “at the right place, at the right time, with the right people.”
The Elizabeth Dalton Averett Foundation was started in 1995, shortly after Jay Dalton’s sister, Elizabeth “Libby,” passed away suddenly at the age of 37 from a heart condition.
A sense of family legacy and continuing a tradition of service is what led Bryan and Rebecca Morris of Charlotte to volunteer on the UNC Lineberger Board of Visitors since 2003 and to make a planned gift.
Laura Dugom was on a mission to have her Senior Project make a difference. “When I started thinking about my Senior Project I thought about doing something for children with cancer.”
Rallying around the UNC Lineberger Team
Carolyn Maddux of Greensboro and family are emphatic about wanting to find effective treatments for aggressive forms of breast cancer in young women. Her urgency is driven by her daughter’s story: despite an aggressive fight, Neil died at age 29 from HER2 overexpressing metastatic breast cancer.
Each patient copes with a cancer diagnosis in different ways. Stephanie Beguelin’s strategy was to start a foundation. The 1in9 Foundation, created while she was undergoing chemotherapy at UNC, has two goals: to help breast cancer patients by easing some of the burdens that come along with their cancer diagnosis and to increase awareness of breast cancer in the community.